So my employer, who graciously allows me to spout off my personal views on this blog, is offering free loot to blogger types everywhere.  I figured some of you could use $500, and since I can’t win it….

So… announcing the Lifestyle Search Essay Contest.  The topic:

Imagine the real estate search of the future and tell us about it.

There’s no length requirement, neither minimum or maximum length.  Either email us the link to your blog or website, or email us the essay (in Word or .txt format) to and we’ll post it here on the OnBlog.

A panel of eminent judges (well, the Onboard Marketing Team, at least) will select the best essays and blogposts (no more than 10).  Starting on noon, Monday, February 9th, and until noon, Monday, February 16th, we will let the readers of the OnBlog vote on which they think is the best essay.

The winning essay will receive a prize of $500 Amex giftcard from Onboard.

You do not have to be a client of Onboard.  And Onboard employees can submit, but cannot win.  [ED: So no money for you, Rob.]

Can you believe they called me out by name?  Sheesh.  Anyhow, feel free to win the $500, then send it to your favorite charity.  For your consideration:

The Coalition for the Study of Mojitos
c/o Robert Hahn, Executive Director
[ADDRESS DELETED <-- ED: This is the Internet.  ARE YOU NUTS???]
New York, NY  10004

Thanks, and good luck!